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Dr Padma Garvey/Plant-Based Doctor Mom

Why I Love Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are more than just a new fad.  They were regularly consumed by the ancient Mayans and Aztecs.  One tablespoon of chia seeds is packed with protein, fiber, and omega 3 fatty acids.  They have no cholesterol.  I use chia seeds instead of eggs when making all sorts of dishes like pancakes and waffles.  In addition, I make a fast and easy super breakfast of chia and fruit pudding.  Eating chia seeds or flax seeds on a regular basis is a great way to protect your heart.

Chia Pudding:

Place two tablespoons of chia seeds in container.  Add berries and other fruit.  Add one and ½ cups of water, almond milk, or a plant-based yogurt.  Cover and let it soak for at least 15-30 minutes or alternatively place in refrigerator the night before. 

 

Whole Wheat Waffles made with chia seeds instead of eggs

 

Muffins

 

Chocolate Chip and Spelt Flour Pancakes

 

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